Global mechanisms for implementation of Agenda 2030 and beyond

Developing countries lack financial resources as well as institutional capacity to implement policies, plans and action for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. This is why cooperation between countries are key to making progress.

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Urban inclusion in Middle Eastern cities

Cities in the Middle East are experiencing civil war, destruction and occupation. Sustainable redevelopment is only possible when socio-cultural inclusion is considered. The most effective way is to promote inclusive societies through urban integration.

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The natural capital of the Amazonian rainforest

Sustainable forest management is not only needed to protect our natural resource supplies. It’s also crucial for the entire environment in which we all live. Renewable plant resources will play an increasingly important role in human life.

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Livelihoods of small islands

The people of the Pacific Islands are facing exciting social, political and cultural transitions as a result of the huge influence that comes along with the international aid pouring into the area from super-power countries. These transitions also leave them vulnerable.

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New Orleans lessons for climate change

To mitigate the impacts of climate change, climate action plans are necessary. The American Planning Association recently edited and endorsed the United Nations’ Habitats Climate Action Plan Benchmark Guidelines, which includes four key elements.

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Sustainable use of resources by Sami people

The Sámi way of life relates closely to nature and their traditional knowledge is built on generations of experience. While Sámi reindeer herding families remain strong, changes have been brought about by modern introductions, such as snowmobiles.

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